People: Jan. 25, 1999

FROM CASTAWAYS TO COLUMNISTS

In the 1980 film The Blue Lagoon, BROOKE SHIELDS and CHRISTOPHER ATKINS were such comely castaways that they managed to make natural childbirth and trapping your own dinner seem enticing. But while Shields' career blossomed, Atkins' seemed marooned (unless you count Beaks: the Movie or Dead Man's Island). Soon, however, he'll reunite with civilization, and Shields, on an upcoming episode of Suddenly Susan. No longer a hunter-gatherer, Atkins plays Tony, a bridge columnist whom Susan meets at a journalism convention and pursues to get even with her ex-boyfriend. Alas, Tony is impervious to her advances. Perhaps she...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!